96-page book chronicling the history of monorails.
In this book monorails are classified
into one of two main categories: the supported monorail and the
The history of monorails has four
- Urban public transport
- Inter-city public transport.
This book covers all four
categories in great detail, and is packed full of colour and black &
For Joyland readers, the most
interesting category is probably novelty, where the book traces the
history of novelty monorails from 1830 when the first novelty
monorail opened in the London Panarmonium Gardens to entertain
visitors. The book states: "Novelty monorails are usually found in
amusement parks and zoos. They give a slow journey at a height
usually unavailable to the public, and in zoos are able to travel
across animal enclosures allowing unparalleled views of the animals.
Frequently the route is a loop, ending up at the start and the
purpose is purely pleasure."
The book includes monorails at
Butlin's, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Shipley Glen, Tibidabo,
Riverside Amusement Park, Busch Gardens, Carowinds, Phantasialand,
Slagharen and many more, with numerous stunning and little-seen
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